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AUGUST 2020

August is a continuation of the past 5-6 months. Don’t expect any positive changes in the Covid situation. Five planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are in retrograde motion. Mars needles them from his own sign of Aries. This is warrior type aggressive energy. Stay away from confrontations. Stay safe and wear your mask. Do enjoy the warm weather and summer activities.

August 1 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is the ancient holiday of Lammas. It celebrates the first of the harvest. Use this symbolism to reap some benefits of the hard work you have been doing. Take a step forward in your career and accept a new position of authority and trust that your words have meaning to others. It’s a day to be serious about your life.

August 2 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 9:59 am to 2:11 pm when it enters Aquarius. The energy of the day is affected by the Sun and Uranus squaring off. It’s time to get unstuck, get your feet out of the mud, and do what you really want to do. Do the “shoulds” in the morning, and then act on your hopes and dreams in the afternoon.

August 3 – Moon in Aquarius. Today’s full Moon stimulates your heart – mind connection. It is beneficial to meditate and pray in a group. Use the power of the group mind to do good things. It is necessary to let where you see that your emotions are leading you away from practicality. Detach from what you don’t really need, so that you can move into new areas of life.

August 4 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 5:45 pm. Mars is active today and amps up your energy. You will be leaping without looking as you rush to break down existing barriers.  You have a vision of where you want to go, what you want to do, who you want to be, and don’t want to deal with any interference. Make connections with people who think outside the box.

August  5 – Moon in Pisces. Slow down and give yourself permission to rest and relax. Sit by running water to reconnect with nature’s rhythms. Immerse yourself in water to feel the natural flow. Use the innate generosity of Leo to do acts of kindness for those who need loving care. Listen to your inner voice and trust your instincts.

August 6 – Moon in Pisces. Give in to the tendency to let things slide today. You’ll have the energy to catch up tomorrow. Follow your spiritual pursuits, Mediate, do yoga, chant, pray, do acts of service. Give a big donation to charity. Drift along on the currents of the day. Do what you feel like doing. Swim, boat, walk along the shore, or visualize being near water.

August 7 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 8:53 am until 9:05 am when it enters Aries. Venus ends her four month journey through Gemini to enter Cancer. She can relax in this sign and will make staying home much more enjoyable for you. She enhances all the domestic pleasures. Zip through work and be sure to  finish up for the week before you start something new.

August 8 – Moon in Aries. It’s a fiery day when you want to do something daring, something that you can only do in the summer. You have the courage to do that thing that you want to do but haven’t because it scares you. Face your fear and get past it so you  can have fun. You’ll be happiest when you’re by yourself and moving at your own pace.

August 9 – Moon in Aries, VC from 3:50 pm until 9:28 pm when it enters Taurus. You will think of ,and then find, the right actions which will heal any problems you have. Push on through the obstacles you face as long as you know that you are going in the right direction. Stay in motion and use up any excess energy. Do your favorite summer activities. 

August 10 – Moon in Taurus. Surprises will disrupt your schedule. You’ll be happier if you don’t get attached to following your plan. Everyone is a bit stubborn today and you can’t persuade them to do it your way, so don’t try. It’s a fertile day to plant for a late Fall crop. Fulfill your sensual needs and desires by indulging yourself with forbidden fruit.

August 11 – Moon in Taurus. This is a productive day when you can put your ideas into form. You can access great creative energies and use them to bring beauty to the world. The day gives a mixture of of luck and common sense for you to use to set down strong foundations. Move slowly and save time to enjoy nature, music, and food. Forget the diet and have a favorite dessert.

August 12 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 9:46 am. It’s a light and breezy day when you’ll want have a good time. Leave the heavy stuff to do tomorrow. Find reasons to be outside and in motion. Talk with people and exchange stories. Gather information from many sources. Buy new reading material that satisfies your curiosity. Ask a lot of questions.

August 13 – Moon in Gemini. You have to do two days’ work today but it won’t be hard as this is the multitasking Moon. Mars confronts Pluto and you’ll feel their tension. You will have to stand up to authority to be able to move forward in your own way. The actions you do will make a difference. Spread the word about the new facts you are learning.

August 14 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 7:19 am until 7:35 pm when it enters Cancer. Start the weekend early after you  take care of your correspondence. It’s the day to do the small tasks you’ve been putting aside. Sort through the piles of journals and newspapers and magazines and catch up on your reading. You can skim through the articles and save the ones you want to read again. Clean up your inbox.

August 15 – Moon in Cancer. Uranus turns into retrograde motion which gives intensity to the day. Nothing will go as expected. There will be shocks and surprises. It will shake up your value system and have you reconsider what you really prize. Plant and tend to your garden. Stock up your pantry from shopping at the farmers markets.

August 16 – Moon in Cancer. Make the most of this summer Sunday and do the favorite things you love about summer. The Sun and Mars energize you and give you more than enough energy to do what you want. No naps today, just action and fun. You can do your household chores and help family members this evening. Have a picnic or cook out.

August 17 – Moon in Leo. The Sun and Mercury meet and shine ideas down on you. Express your thoughts, don’t keep them in, so that they can inspire people. Park yourself under the Sun, take some deep breathes, and ponder the wonder that is you. You can hear what your Self needs to become more whole. Make sure to have some fun. Tonight is the dark of the Moon.

August 18 –  Moon in Leo. Today’s New Moon releases energy that brings you back to the simplicity and joy of childhood. Let go of habitual thought patterns and just be in the moment. Hang out with children and enjoy playing with them. You’ll have to make adjustments to your plans as you go through the day so don’t be attached to what you expected to happen today.

August 19  – Moon in Virgo. Organize your creative thoughts and the artistic work you did in the past few days. You are practical to day and can make a new list of priorities. Mercury enters Virgo tonight to help you with editing your projects and  re-organizing your next things-to-do list. You thoughts are turning towards what’s next as you feel summer energy winding down.

August 20 – Moon in Virgo. You’ll get more done today as you are used to the Virgo Moon energy. You can work long and hard and feel good about doing that. Sort through what needs to be filed, discarded, or recycled. Get rid of clutter. Go through your pantry and medicine chest to see which vitamins and immune support supplements you need. Eat a healthy dinner.

August 21 – Moon in Libra. Today is the last day of Leo. Get together with friends and your partner to play and celebrate the sunshine. Take the day off if you can and make it a party day. Take a long lunch break and make that a social time. You will be good at helping people find solutions to their problems. You can mediate and be the peacemaker.

August 22 – Moon in Libra. The Sun enters Virgo at 11:45 am. As the energy transitions to Virgo, try to grab the last bits of Leo energy before it goes away. have a party day, at least in spirit, and leave the work and worry for another time. Go to craft fairs, art shows, and other places where you can pick up new decorations for your home.

August 23 – Moon in Scorpio. You’ll be introspective and need time alone to process the events of the summer. See where you feel that you didn’t do enough for yourself. End any unhealthy habits that you picked up over the past few months. Plant for a late fall crop. Shop for new houseplants to brighten up the dark days ahead.

August 24 – Moon in Scorpio. Mars and Saturn square off and this tension affects the day. It will feel like running into a brick wall if you act before making a plan. Expect to be frustrated from delays, diversions, and obstacles in the way. It is a powerful day when you can do much constructive work if you go step by step and don’t rush into anything.

August 25 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 8:49 am. There’s more chances to be distracted so that it will be harder to focus. Open your thinking to new parameters and you’ll find what you seek for. Venus and Jupiter gives you blessings tonight and want you to be in a space of love and abundance. Relax and accept their gifts.

August 26 – Moon in Sagittarius. You won’t feel like following the schedule you set up for week. It’s best to listen to the part of you that craves freedom and adventure. Follow your hunches and find your lucky places. You can sell anything to anyone today. Contact friends who live in other countries and check in on their news. You’ll be interested in what they can teach you.

August 27 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 8 am until 1:37 pm when it enters Capricorn. Get your exercise in the morning and save the important work for the afternoon. You can make up the hours as you’ll be happy to work well into the evening. You’ll feel mellow and generous as the day goes on. Donate to a favorite charity. Meditate outdoors tonight.

August 28 – Moon in Capricorn. Both the Sun and Moon are in earth signs today enabling you to get a lot accomplished. Make a plan and a schedule for the next few months. Do the research and look, or apply, for a new job, or a new career. You have smart ideas and the ability to make good choices, and, some luck on your side, so go for it.

August 29  – Moon in Capricorn, VC 3:31 pm until 8:37 pm when it enters Aquarius. It’s a serious day. You mind is practical and organized to help you along with what you must do. You want to continue with what you are working on and try to bring it to completion. It’s a good day for editing and defining what you produce. You can do weekend stuff in the late afternoon.

August 30 – Moon in Aquarius. There’s tension between what you want to hold on to, and, what you need to let go of because it is used up and over. Summer romances and dreams will come to an end so that you can move on. Take a step back and look at it from the big picture. You’ll see where you are attached to something that does not work for your best interests.

August 31 – Moon in Aquarius. Today’s conflicts concern the disconnect between a bigger vision and the little facts. You need to make adjustments to your plans and to figure out why certain things feel so hard. You need to be true to yourself even if that means going against what other people expect from you. Feed your mind with avant garde information.